The Key Point Blog

04/02/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

Mimaki’s Mantras at Virtual FESPA Press Launch: Bigger is Better, Collaboration is Key, and Flexibility is Favourable

In light of the postponement of FESPA 2020, Mimaki Europeresponded quickly by announcing its planned product launches via a webinar. Ronald van den Broek (General Sales Manager, EMEA) provided an overview of the product announcements, Bert Benckhuysen (Senior Product Manager, EMEA) went into more detail on the products, and Danna Drion (Senior Marketing Manager) outlined Mimaki’s upcoming series of virtual meetings and customer/press communications as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s strategic objectives for this year include continued investments in innovation, efficiency, and competitiveness for all business units. The actual FESPA event, which is now scheduled for October 2020, is expected to bring further announcements. The primary sign & graphics and textile printing announcements from the webinar are outlined below.

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04/01/2020

George Mikolay

Vendors Speak out on the Ongoing Pandemic

The virus known as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the United States and drag the economy to a screeching halt. I talked with several of the major OEMs in the office hardware space about the impact the coronavirus has had on their manufacturing to this point.

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04/01/2020

John Shane

Reduced Printing by Vertical Sector Caused by the Coronavirus

By looking at the various vertical industry sectors and their contribution to office printing, we have estimated the best- and worst-case effects on print.

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03/27/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

The Softer Side of Innovation: Kornit Announces Neopigment Robusto Softener Solution

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03/26/2020

Jamie Bsales & David Sweetnam

Your Home Printer and Network Equipment Could Be Putting Corporate Data at Risk

Recent legislation measures introduced by governments across the globe have forced businesses to take much more seriously the safeguarding of our personal data, with the threat of serious punitive fines for those who breach the rules.

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03/24/2020

Eve Padula

bliQ Subscribers Speak Out

Keypoint Intelligence very recently conducted a survey of its bliQ subscribers to determine how dealers, vendors, salespeople, and others are responding to the outbreak.

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03/23/2020

Lee Davis

Demand Is Steady, Supply Chains Are Mostly Intact, and Everybody Is Working from Home

I remember learning about the Bubonic Plague and the Spanish Influenza when I was in school. I was terrified, but also relieved: “At least with modern medicine and medical technology, I’ll never have to worry about dealing with that stuff.”

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03/20/2020

Randy Dazo

Presenting Our Interactive Map of the Ongoing Pandemic

Through DOMO—the visual data analytics tool that we here at Keypoint Intelligence use— and the data John Hopkins University is aggregating from various sources, we have developed an easy-to-use and interactive map to help you follow the changes and understand the impact of the spread of the coronavirus.

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03/19/2020

Riley McNulty

Testimonials of Commercial Printers

Because of all this, people have far fewer occasions peruse programs, see signs, read promotional materials and brochures, or use course packets. This has led to a decline in printing of materials required to inform, educate, sell, amuse, and decorate.

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03/18/2020

Colin McMahon

Examining VR’s Place in the Workflow of the 21st Century

Every day brings more troubling news of the coronavirus. What at first seemed like a distant problem has quickly turned into a global event affecting nearly every aspect of business and personal life.

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